A Little Update But a Big Purchase

Well, there’s no turning back now. We have officially ordered our cabinets and sink. Although the sink is returnable if we don’t like it (or decide to scrap the kitchen project!), the cabinets are special ordered. So they will be ours whether or not we do the kitchen. And that means, there’s no going back […]

Chocolate Bunnies and Baskets of Eggs

As I mentioned yesterday, I made some new Easter eggs this year, even though I wasn’t really sure about decorating since our house is kind of torn up right now. But then I decided to go ahead and write a new message on the chalkboard… which led to adding a few baskets of eggs to […]

DIY Speckled (& Naturally Dyed) Easter Eggs

On Friday, I took a few minutes out of the day to make my Easter eggs for this year. Now, last year, I made a whole bunch of different kinds of Easter eggs, including these yarn-wrapped ones: These book-page-paper-mache ones: And these real, blown ones, used to make a garland. I still have all of […]

Heads Up! (A Brief Interruption From Kitchen Progress to Score a Sweet Deal)

As promised in yesterday’s post about our cardboard kitchen cabinets, today is a totally non-related-to-the-kitchen post. For this post, we’re jumping all the way from one end of our house to the other–our bedroom! Yup, we bought a headboard this week. It was totally unexpected and totally awesome. To back up and tell the whole […]

Our Cardboard Kitchen

I’ll admit it. I’m a visual person. When planning remodeling projects and other big decisions, I need to see the options in front of me so I can really get a feel for how the finished product is going to look. This kitchen project is no exception. Even though we’ve already removed most of the […]

Weekend Rewind: My Stud Finds Some Studs

This weekend involved finding some studs in our house. Luckily, I have the right tools for that job, including my very own stud! And his studfinder, of course. In the guest room, we finally got around to hanging a painting we received as a gift from some new friends at church.  We’re really lacking on […]

The Cabinet Removal Begins

So we talked about removing the pantry and how it isn’t going as we originally planned. But Melissa is having trouble imagining the various plans we are thinking up. So we started the cabinet removal process with the cabinet on the wall we plan to remove. We started by removing the light that was mounted […]

A Little Snag in the Kitchen Plan

Like we told you yesterday, we planned on removing the pantry (and a wall) to make way for a hutch. We would gain a little counter space and extra storage. Let me tell you why this won’t work. Maybe it will prompt some additional thought in the future to keep you from getting your hopes […]

The Kitchen is STARTED!

Sorry about the silly April Fool’s joke yesterday, guys. I couldn’t resist a little fun. But in all seriousness, yes we officially started the kitchen last night. Of course, what we did wasn’t all that exciting. It involved making a giant mess, though, so that’s always fun, right? Well, not really if the mess means storing […]

The Kitchen is Done!

Guys, it’s finally here–the kitchen is done! Are you ready for the big reveal? Can you believe this day is already here? It seems like just yesterday we were talking about how much more we had to do in the coming months and weeks! It’s been a lot of hard work but everything has been […]

Weekend Rewind: Trailer and Taxes Trek

This weekend, we did two important things. 1. We got our taxes ready to file. I’m not proud of the fact we waited this long, but I suppose doing them at the end of March is better than doing them in the middle of April, right? (No photos of this because it’s not worth it […]

Sponsored Post – Feeling Better, Better…and a Giveaway!

***This post is sponsored by Target but the words and opinions are all our own.*** Psst! Read all the way through for a chance to win a $50 Target giftcard! Did you know that J.D. Power ranked Target Pharmacy, “Highest in customer satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies?” Yea, I didn’t know that either. I guess they […]

What’s cheese got to do with children’s trivia?

The short answer? Nothing. Want the long answer? Keep reading. A few weeks ago, on an afternoon thrifting adventure with my parents, we happened along this cute little wooden cheese box. We’d seen similar boxes before, but this one was in great shape and was for Kraft singles! (A necessity for a classic grilled cheese, […]

Scrub-a-dub-dub—We have a new rug!

With all this talk about hardwood flooring, I’ve realized that we’ll soon be in the market for a living room rug. (Don’t even get Wyatt started on the removing carpet to add hardwood but covering it up with a rug concept. He gets pretty heated about it.) Unfortunately, rugs are VERY expensive. As in, seriously, […]

Some New Blues

A few weeks ago, Wyatt and I went to Westlake’s for a tool Wyatt needed to get for some project. And while he was shopping for that, I wandered over to the clearance section where I found three boxes I just had to grab and bring home with us. Actually, I only wanted to bring […]

Because I finally got around to it…

Because we have so many BIG projects going on around here, some of the little projects and progress can get overlooked. So, here’s a list of a few things I’ve crossed off the ever-growing list in my head of things we need to do around here. 1. Sending my wedding dress off to be cleaned […]

Weekend Rewind: Surprise and Social Edition

We had a busy weekend! And really, we didn’t do any work at all. It was an entirely fun time. (We’re stocking up on fun stuff now for when the crazy kitchen remodel begins, perhaps?) Anyway, on Friday, we had a surprise double date with some friends from church. The boys were in on the […]

The Chandelier Search

As we make baby steps towards finalizing our kitchen plans, I’ve spent some time thinking about the fact that we’ll need a great light to go over the dining room table. I mean, a great table, needs a great chandelier, right? Right. The current one has to go. ASAP. (In fact, this was one of […]

This is a test post.

Because I’ve been working all day to get this to publish to Facebook and I want to test it.

Tick Tock–We Got a New Clock!

Finally! After searching and searching and searching for a clock we both liked for the living room, Wyatt spotted this at Target last week and we both agreed it was the one. Of course, I was extra on board considering we had a Cartwheel discount and an offer of a $10 gift card with a […]

New Pins!

This weekend, I made pins to add our Florida vacation to our map pinboard. I also added a few important pins to the middle of the country. Yea, we decided to go ahead and add pins for our house and our apartment. It helps keep things centered around what’s really important as we add pins all […]

Replacing the Dishwasher

So we told you about our dishwasher catching on fire, and we have been without one for the past month and a half. After a looking around at a few places, we found ourselves at Nebraska Furniture Mart. We found one that we were interested in, so we went home and did a little bit […]

Some Lazy, Lucky, St. Patty’s Day Decor

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, I didn’t have time for any over-the-top decorating. And really, I think a few last minute, lazy touches of green is enough festivity right now. We have so much going on with planning our kitchen remodel that we really don’t have room for anything big and flashy. And […]

Some Spray-painted Stuff

This week, with the exception of snow on Tuesday night… the weather was oh-so-nice here in the midwest. As in, 70 degrees and sunny pretty much very day. So, I did what any DIYer who has been cooped up all winter would do, I spray painted everything I could get my hands on. I started […]